Topic: Employment

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Shareholder Activism, Bribery Blacklists, Fracking Regulation, Compliance Trends

On this day in 1980, President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation bailing out the Chrysler Corporation to the tune of $1.5 billion. Shareholder activism is on the rise – and here’s how to deal with it… (Akin Gump) China’s health care regulator will begin compiling “bribery blacklists” of corrupt companies and individuals… (Katherine Wang at Ropes… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: HR Priorities, Patent Law, Bank Regulations, Proxy Statements

On this day in 1977, Apple Computers was incorporated. Protecting employee and customer data should be an HR priority in 2014… (Megan Anderson at Gray Plant Mooty) “Old Compound + Known Purpose + Prior Art Concentrations = Obvious“ – the new patent law math? (Jeffrey Gargano at McDermott Will & Emery) Get your bank regulation… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: CEO Divorces, Reverse Churning, IRS Guidance, Employee Benefits

Naughty? Nice? No matter: we won’t put coal in your stocking. Just the JD Supra Corporate Brief: Should the CEO’s divorce be reported in SEC filings? (Kerry Berchem at Akin Gump) The SEC is crunching a lot of data these days, and one of the things they’re looking for is reverse churning… (Daniel Nathan at… Read more »

It’s No Secret: 2013 Was A Big Year For Trade Secrets…

From attorneys Michael Spillner and Robert Uriarte of Orrick, an in-depth look at key 2013 developments in the trade secrets field: “One of the hottest topics throughout 2013 caught fire when security company Mandiant issued its blockbuster report in February, claiming that state-sponsored hackers in China had been engaged in massive cyberattacks in the United… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Hacking Responses, California Laws, Delaware Corporations, Greenmail Threats

On this day in 1947, the transistor was first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories. We’ve come a long way… Most of the time, “hacking back” is only going to create more troubles… (Trevor Nagel and Joseph Schenck at White & Case) Ringing in the New Year in the Golden State? You’ll need to know about these… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Financial Reform, Patent Infringement, CFPB Compliance, ERISA Lawsuits

It’s Friday, you’re drinking coffee, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief is here. Does it get any better? C’mon kids: grab some cocoa and sit by the fire for the traditional holiday non-compete tale… (Michael Greco at Fisher & Phillips) 50-page glossary of financial reform terms? Check… (Morrison & Foerster) Native American tribes may be… Read more »

SCOTUS Says Three Years Is Long Enough to File ERISA Lawsuits

Earlier this month, the US Supreme Court unanimously upheld a three-year statute of limitations for filing lawsuits challenging claim denials under Wal-Mart’s disability plan. Dirk Bernhardt and John Seybert of Sedgwick explain: “Julie Heimeshoff was a participant whose lawsuit for benefits under ERISA was barred by her plan’s three-year limitation of actions period that ran… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Social Media, Search Warrants, Cyber Attacks, Year-end Bonuses

No need to wait for the New Year – you can sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief today! Yours, mine, and ours: ownership of business social media accounts still unresolved… (Anelia Delcheva and Aaron Rubin at Morrison & Foerster) You can never be too prepared to respond to a search… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity & Corporate Boards, OSHA & Dirty Laundry, IP & Wearable Computers, Corruption & Agency Cooperation

Always nice, never naughty: the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Cybersecurity has become one of the hottest topics in the corporate boardroom… (Akin Gump) Get ready to read about your company’s dirty workplace illness and injury laundry online… (Joe Liburt, Michelle O’Meara, and Tracy Scheidtmann at Orrick) Is wearable computing the next intellectual property battleground? (Quinn… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Golden Cybersecurity Rules, California Whistleblower Protections, CyptoLocker Ransom Threats, EU Merger Review

Start your week off on the right foot: large coffee, cherry Danish, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Five golden rules for avoiding cybersecurity coal in your SEC comment letter stocking in 2014… (Adam Veness at Mintz Levin) Happy New Year, California whistleblowers… (Keith Goodwin and Laura Reathaford at Proskauer) How to protect your brand… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Volcker Rule, Environmental Liabilities, OSHA Whistleblowers, Big Data

Nothing says “Happy Thursday” better than a piping hot cup of law news! Here’s an interesting visual comparison of the distance covered to get to the final version of the Volcker Rule… (Corporate Compliance Report) Should employees be allowed to work from home? (Mary Bennett and Ed Petry at NAVEX Global) Apparently, environmental liabilities of… Read more »

3 Ways Employers Can Respond to OSHA’s New Online Whistleblower Complaint Form

“OSHA’s newly approved procedure for whistleblower complaints, which allows individuals to submit a claim 24 hours a day, may lead to an upsurge in the already rising number of whistleblower complaints being filed…” (Heather MacDougall of Akerman) The Occupational Health and Safety Administration unveiled an online whistleblower complaint form earlier this month, making it easier… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Compensation Committees, Volcker Rule, OSHA Whistleblowers, Ambush Elections

Five years ago today, Bernie Madoff was arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme. NASDAQ wants to change its listing standards for compensation committee independence… (Shearman & Sterling) The feds approved the Volcker Rule yesterday, bringing in new era of financial regulation… (Corporate Law Report) Considering an “acqui-hire”? Consider your… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Global Hiring, Brazil Compliance, Volcker Rule, CFIUS Report

Not reading this in your inbox? You should be… Sign up here for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Report. You need to know these 10 hot employment issues for global companies in 2014… (Rebecca Signer Roche, JD Supra Perspectives) Brazil’s Clean Companies Act goes into effect soon – will you be ready? (Duncan… Read more »

When Your Former Employees Post on Social Media, Are They Breaking Your Non-Compete Agreement?

Employers and HR managers take note: a former employee’s LinkedIn post could undermine the non-solicitation agreement she signed before leaving the company. Case in point, from attorney Rebecca Rizzo of Pillsbury: “[I]n KNF&T v. Muller, the Massachusetts Superior Court found that a LinkedIn update regarding an employee’s new job was not a solicitation of business… Read more »